Men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, Magbon, Abeokuta have killed an armed robbery suspect who was trying to escape with a stolen Lexus RX 350 Jeep.
The suspect was said to be a member of an armed robbery gang who operated in Abeokuta and snatched the said vehicle at gun point at Oke-ilewo area of the metropolis.
Immediately after the robbery, a distress call was made to the Commander of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) DSP Uba Adam who alerted his men.
Luck ran against the the robbery suspects when the FSARS team stationed along Sango-Ota area sighted the stolen vehicle and gave it a hot chase.
In their bid to escape, the suspects opened fire on the policemen and the officers fired back.
At the end of the encounter, one of the robbers was fatally injured and he was taken to the hospital in Ijaiye but died while receiving treatment.
An AK49 rifle loaded with 13 rounds of live ammunition was recovered while the snatched Lexus RX 350 Jeep with registration number Lagos LSD 456 Ex was also recovered.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu has expressed satisfaction with the performance of his men and ordered a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.